Governor Calvert House Artifacts: Games


porcelain toy cup
iron toy pitcher
ivory chess pawn

Porcelain cup from a child’s tea set.

Small iron pitcher, child’s toy.

Ivory chess pawn.

toy soldier painted red
lead toy soldier
metal toy soldier in seated position
Metal toy soldier, painted red.

Lead toy soldier, 18th century.

Part of a seated figure, iron toy.

clay marble
clay marbles
Red earthenware marble. 

Kaolin clay marbles.

wooden toy sheep
metal toy hen

Tiny wooden animal painted white, most likely a sheep or horse.  Written records show that John Davisson sold similar toys in his downtown Annapolis shop in the 1720s.  Most wooden toys are not recovered archaeologically because wood decomposes readily in the soil.

Small toy metal bird, perhaps a Guinea hen.